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  • n  steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
  • n  a position of leadership
    the President is at the helm of the Ship of State
  • v  be at or take the helm of
    helm the ship

  • But it was Johnson's successor, Raines, who was at the helm when things really went off course.
  • Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has decided to stay at the helm of the Banking Committee.
  • A show-biz guy who had worked at MTV and VH1 before spending two years at the helm of CBS Radio, Barnett had decided to become a Web-video impresario.
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  • Alexander Haig in CBS News
    Haig answered the reporter: "Constitutionally gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for...
  • Dwyane Wade in 940 News
    I believe in Coach Spo and have complete confidence that our team will succeed with him at the helm,Wade said.
  • Margaret Spellings in Forbes
    Not only are we not asleep at the switch, but we are very much at the helm and managing our business,Spellings told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

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